Previous Feature Stories

Women’s Crisis Centre

Find out more about this voluntary, non-profit organisation which provides counselling and support for women and children in crisis.

God of Prosperity tours the city of Georgetown

Held only once every 12 years, Tua Pek Kong or God of Prosperity toured the streets of George town in a grand procession.

2-Million Ringgit Temple Opens

Some 200,000 devotees attended the consecration ceremony of a 'one-of-a-kind' temple in South-East Asia, modelled after the 500-year-old Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, India.

Guesthouses of Batu Feringgi Beach
Budget Beach Paradise in Penang

Hidden in the midst of Batu Feringgi's prime beach land is a cluster of guesthouses where budget travellers can claim as their very own paradise. Find out more about Penang's best kept secret!

All About Penang Misers

An article from My Island in the Sun: A Penang Perspective, a collection of articles by the late Khor Cheang Kee.

SAGE ~ Society of Active Generation of Elders

Where Young Hearts Party All The Time. Find out more about Penang's most active senior citizens association.

Khaw Sia

The late Khaw Sia was a first generation or a pioneer Malaysian artist. At his best, his works are as near perfection as possible and seemingly above criticism.

Thaipusam Spectacular

While there are many Indian festivals that celebrate the rice harvest, the stars and light, Thaipusam is by far the most spectacular.The celebration here is more intense than the one in native South India.

Penang Museum & Art Gallery Reopens

After more than 3 years of being out of the limelight, Malaysia's most-visited museum is now open for public viewing. An extensive renovation which included painstaking restoration work to its century-old building on Farquhar Street was recently completed, marking a new era for the museum.

Hungry Ghosts Invade the Streets of Penang!

At the stroke of midnight on the 2nd of August, the gates of Hell creaks open to unleash the spirits of the dead. Often, they are souls of those who perished from unnatural deaths, or under unfortunate circumstances e.g. suicide, murder and violent accidents. Some are known to be lonely ghosts seeking partners to join them in the spiritual world.

Choo Beng Teong

The Birdman spreads his wings. Penang's Premier Wildlife Artist gets ready to go global.

Traveller's Notes

Well-travelled Aussie John Lyon shares his experience on Penang. He gives a traveller's insight on some of Penang's favourite places of attraction:

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